In the JournalsPerspective

Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells may be safe, effective for chondral knee defects

December 5, 2019
Published results showed bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell implantation may be equally effective and safe as autologous chondrocyte…
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Returning the favor: Never too late to give back as a premium surgeon

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
As the holidays approach, I always think of how I can return the favor for all the success and privileges I have had as a premium surgeon. The…

Lifitegrast preoperatively improves refractive outcomes

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
The accuracy of cataract surgery is “profoundly” affected by the condition of the corneal surface, according to John A. Hovanesian, MD
Point/Counter

Is there any truth to the idea of ‘no rub, no cone?’

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
The “no rub, no cone” theory states that excessive eye rubbing is a necessary ingredient in the genesis of keratoconus, which is…

Heat application device offers another option for MGD treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
Understanding of dry eye has improved dramatically, and we have come to appreciate that optimizing the ocular surface and ensuring the health of the…
Complications Consult

Handshake riveting flanged technique an option for intrascleral IOL fixation

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth; Priya Narang, MS
The flanged double-needle technique has been described by Yamane and colleagues for secured fixation of an IOL transsclerally. Threading of the…
By the Numbers

Excess task loading: An overlooked dimension of provider and practice stress

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
John B. Pinto
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of
Lindstrom's Perspective

Evidence seems to favor epithelium-on for future of cross-linking

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The debate over epithelium-on vs. epithelium-off collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and post-corneal refractive surgery ectasia is, in my…
Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Child presents with bilateral poor vision

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Sarah E. Thornton, MD; Catherine Choi, MD
A 7-year-old boy presented to a satellite office of the New England Eye Center after referral from a local optometrist for persistently decreased…
Meeting News

AI-enabled radar a new tool for diagnosing, monitoring glaucoma

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Researchers used thousands of visual fields to develop an artificial intelligence-enabled visualization tool to project the outcomes and the…
Cover Story

Advances in epi-on techniques may establish new gold standard in corneal cross-linking

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
In the lively debate over the protocols for corneal collagen cross-linking, epithelium-on techniques have a special place. A transepithelial…
In the Journals

Lactulose breath test predicts Xifaxan response in IBS-D

December 5, 2019
Patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome who had a positive baseline result from a lactulose breath test were more likely to…

Foundation Fighting Blindness launches retinitis pigmentosa natural history study

December 5, 2019
A natural history study for people with retinitis pigmentosa caused by mutations in the gene EYS has been launched by the Foundation Fighting…

Bausch + Lomb expands parameters for Biotrue daily

December 5, 2019
Bausch + Lomb announced the launch of expanded parameters for its Biotrue OneDay daily disposable contact lenses in the U.S. The expansion includes…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to zotiraciclib for glioma

December 5, 2019
The FDA and European Medicines Agency granted orphan drug designation to zotiraciclib for the treatment of glioma, according to the agent’s…

‘Concerning’ increases in anal cancer, FDA OKs Oxbryta for sickle cell disease — top stories in hematology/oncology

December 5, 2019
Researchers recently reported a “concerning” increase in the incidence of anal cancer and related mortality, and the FDA approved a…
Meeting News

PIONEER-OLE: Mavacamten may improve symptoms, obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

December 5, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who were treated with mavacamten for 1 year had improvements in left…
Meeting News

Social support plays important role in improving CV health of transgender adults

December 5, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Transgender and gender-nonconforming adults who experience discrimination are more likely to report increased CV risk factors…
Feature

Ibogaine treatment for opioid use disorder: What you need to know

December 5, 2019
Miami is one of the few places in the United States where researchers study ibogaine, an indole alkaloid found in the root bark of a West African…
In the Journals

RA increases risk for CV disease, sleep apnea, venous thromboembolism

December 5, 2019
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes and venous thromboembolism have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, which in turn…